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Global Cinema

Cinema of the Arab World

Contemporary Directions in Theory and Practice

Editors: Ginsberg, Terri, Lippard, Chris (Eds.)

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  • Brings together essays by academic experts in the field alongside essays by Arab filmmakers with scholarly backgrounds
  • Employs a range of philosophical and critical theories and methodologies in order to shed light on contemporary conditions of cinematic production and reception in the Arab world and to emphasize the importance of earlier, neglected work
  • Edited by two of the leading scholars of Arab Cinema today
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This volume engages new films and modes of scholarly research in Arab cinema, and older, often neglected films and critical topics, while theorizing their structural relationship to contemporary developments in the Arab world. The volume considers the relationship of Arab cinema to transnational film production, distribution, and exhibition, in turn recontextualizing the works of acknowledged as well as new directorial figures, and country-specific phenomena. New documentary and experimental practices are referenced and critiqued, while commercial cinema is covered both as an industrial product and as one of several instances of contestation. The volume thus showcases the breadth and depth of Arab film culture and its multilayered connections to local conditions, regional affiliations, and the tendencies and aesthetics of global cinema.


About the authors

Terri Ginsberg is Assistant Professor of Film at The American University in Cairo, Egypt. She is co-author of Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema; author of Visualizing the Palestinian Struggle and Holocaust Film: The Political Aesthetics of Ideology; and co-editor of Perspectives on German Cinema and A Companion to German Cinema.

 

Chris Lippard is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Film and Media Arts at the University of Utah, USA. He is co-author of the Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema and has recently published articles on contemporary Iranian cinema and on Anthony Mann’s Devil’s Doorway.


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Documentary Diplomacy and Audiovisual Modernization: A Cold War Genealogy of Arab Cinema during the 1950s through American Declassified Archives

    Pages 3-43

    Gharabaghi, Hadi

  • Making the Final Cut: Filmmaking and Complicating National Identity in Qatar and the GCC States

    Pages 45-70

    Mirgani, Suzi

  • Lebanese Cinema and the French Co-production System: The Postcard Strategy

    Pages 71-86

    Mouawad, Wissam

  • Amateur Filmmaking in Tunisia: A Political Film Culture Eliding Contradictions in National Cinema

    Pages 89-123

    Caillé, Patricia

  • “Not-Yet” an Industry: The Temporalities of Contemporary Palestinian Cinema

    Pages 125-146

    Saglier, Viviane

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cinema of the Arab World
Book Subtitle
Contemporary Directions in Theory and Practice
Editors
  • Terri Ginsberg
  • Chris Lippard
Series Title
Global Cinema
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-30081-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-30081-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-30080-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 422
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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